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Created:07-05-15 09:26 PM
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Categories:Character Advancement, RolePlay, Music Mods

Best Quest

Version: v2.03
by: Taraezor [More]

Description
This AddOn is the "engine" to drive all Best Quest modules. You need this engine and at least one module for anything to happen.

How to Instal
Instal this AddOn like any other AddOn. Instal one or more Best Quest modules like any other AddOn.

Use the installer provided by this webpage if you really must.

Whenever updating or installing *any* AddOn you *must* quit WoW completely, relaunch, then enjoy!

Modules
Best Quest Lore - Level appropriate advice on where to next adventure. v3.00 - Major improvements!
Best Quest Elite Tauren Chieftains - Your guide to seeing the ETC when they next play.

More modules are planned/underway.

Problems?
The popup frame obscures other popup frames? Sure, but the Best Quest frame is moveable so just drag it out of the way!

I was too busy to read the text. Can I see it again? Sure, enter "/bq" in chat. You are now in replay mode. Mouse wheel to navigate. Click mouse wheel (aka "button 3") to show the most recent. "Escape" to close the frame.

So many frames popping up! Yes that can happen when you first use Best Quest. Each "NPC" will introduce themselves and if you are at a level/area where the module wants to do stuff then more will follow. After the BQ modules have caught up with your level/area then things will settle down and be *much* less intrusive. Just wear the initial rush of enthusiasm!

BQ will not interrupt you if (1) in a cinematic, (2) in a BG, (3) using a quest vehicle or in a cut scene, (4) on a taxi, (5) AFK, (6) in combat.

What the heck is this juvenile ETC module? Didn't you write a serious dps maximiser AddOn? Yup. Problem with that?

Updates & Favourites
Why not make Best Quest a Favourite and/or use Minion?

If You Like Best Quest
While adventuring, map your way with X and Y and keep track of Sunrise & Sunset, pickup a great raptor pet with Adorable Hatchling Nests, search for Netherwing Eggs, hunt for achievement critters and NPCs with Rare Love, try Tip to enhance your Tooltips, go the Hard Yards, the most accurate way to measure distance, use This Scampi Happening for fish flavoured Tooltips, or Yarrr for pirate Tooltips, and instal Let Minnow to show off your fishing poles! You Cod Do Batter for fishing achievements and you'll need Dark Soil for The Tillers friendships and a Loose Pebble for your Dog! When you turn geek, turn to Fibonacci! Who wipes? We Don't Wipe, an excellent DPS maximiser!

Cookies, Beer & Donations
It is all about the cookies and beer although, and don't let Gallywix know about this, a "thank you" in the comments section fuels my programming appetite and is very much appreciated. And then, you could cut straight to Click here to lend your support! because as Gallywix would say... "time is money, friend".

v2.03 - 2nd January 2016
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* Lots of new checks for player busy. In a Pet Battle, dead, doing arenas, etc

v2.02 - 24th December 2015
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* Nil check for no saved replay table when attempting to show a replay

v2.01
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* Never existed. Upload on 24th December 2015 misnamed as v2.02 so stuck with the jump.

v2.00 - 9th December 2015
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* Replay frames - via mouse wheel. No sounds as would be annoying
* Made lots more parameters optional. So modules need to pass less data
* Support for uninterruptible series. All other frames/series ignored for the time being

v1.06 - 27th November 2015
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* Disable mouse wheel as code for replay not nearly ready yet so better to keep it clean

v1.05 - 27th November 2015
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* Remove BestQuest_EffectiveScale global as ultimately had no use for it

v1.04 - 12th November 2015
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* Update Interval can now be set. Default remains at a slow 1s
* Noticed that "..." data from level up events was not consistent or even up to date, causing bad global values. Reworked the code
* Alpha parameter repurposed. Now dynamically sets the alpha of the background artwork
* Core.xml file finally cleaned up
* Text layer a bit wider and moved slightly to the left. Result is more text space
* Text layer length forced to within frame now. Overflows just get truncated
* Enabled Right mouse drags too. Why not lol!
* Dimensions of parent frame now exactly match the visible dialog. So no dragging on nothing now
* Demon Hunter added to class table. Done! Ready for the next expansion :/
* Begun possibility of saving an archive of dialogs already seen, for replayability
* Mousewheel enabled now. Push wheel forward to scroll forward through saved archive etc
* Added player configurable archive limit parameter. Default is 10
* Removed unused global
* Text colour can now be set. Default is the game standard black. Multi coloured text possible
* Removed all the simulations. What was I thinking. Aside from bloatware, noticed that there were annoying exceptions, causing the sim to not be 100% reliable
* Do nothing if in a Cinematic or a PvP instance or combat, or on a vehicle etc etc
* Version slash command text improved and now does all modules as well

v1.03 - 24th September 2015
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* Level simulation was bugged. Core LUA/XML both changed
* Code to handle forgetting to provide the numeric parameter after requesting a level/map/continent. Now assumes player wants to cancel the simulation

v1.02 - 16th August 2015
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* Added chat commands system. Can simulate race/faction/level/class/map/continent. Few other commands. /bq ? lists possibilities

v1.01 - 9th July 2015
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* A /reload ui results in the current area ID getting zeroed. Fix for this. Lua change only
* Better matching of sounds with dialogues especially for multiple queued dialogues and dialogues closed before a sound played. Lua
* v.showing parameter added for modules to use as per above - guarantees a sound will match a shown dialogue. Lua
* bqMain is too risky for uniqueness. Replaced all with bestquestMain. Wasn't a problem but might have become one. Both xml and lua changed
* race string now a race ID string and added a localised race name string. More useful this way. One time look up. Lua

v1.00 - 6th July 2915
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* Initial version
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Unread 06-01-16, 09:11 PM  
Taraezor
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Re: Can't download

Originally Posted by Ralphius
I'm getting an invalid filename. "Best_Quest\*Read Me*.txt" when using WinZip.

Minion just downloads and hangs.
Strange. This is the only such comment from across all my AddOns which have totally many thousands of downloads. Maybe a temporary problem with the latest Minion build.

Have you tried installing normally. I just did now and it was fine.

I would have thought that once a file is zipped, then assuming I don't use some kind of Zip file editing program then it should just unzip. Puzzling to say the least.

Having said all that, there are myriad ways of (un)zipping files. WinZip I do not use so I can't offer any advice specific to WinZip sorry.

Edit: Okay. Got someone to test this. It can be problematic with a file name of "* Read Me *.txt". Next upload I will change the file name. Thanks!
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Nobody can resist an adorable Raptor Hatchling pet or the magnificent Netherwing Drake and Long-Forgotten Hippogryph mounts. You'll of course need Dark Soil for The Tillers friendships and a Loose Pebble for your Dog! While fishing you'll wonder if This Scampi Happening? Oh, but it is! Why not Let Minnow about your fishing poles and you surely Cod Do Batter with your fishing achievements. While adventuring, map your way with X and Y coordinates and always go the Hard Yards measuring distance. Have some fun with Yarrr for pirate Tooltips or turn geek with Fibonacci. See all the hidden game asset IDs with Tip or Enumerate your frames. Achievement critters and NPCs receive some Rare Love and keep track of Sunrise & Sunset.
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Can't download

I'm getting an invalid filename. "Best_Quest\*Read Me*.txt" when using WinZip.

Minion just downloads and hangs.
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Thank you...

Thank you.

The Lore module has an update in the works. Still testing. Copy of text I posted on the Lore comments page:

Lots of changes to the timing of when frames pop up. Especially the timing of dungeon related frames whilst also in a BG/dungeon/raid/combat etc. Basically, won't happen or will happen on delay or has to happen as outlines the loot in the dungeon, for example.

Also, the size of the graphics has markedly decreased as I am now able to use Blizzards preferred format, known as "Warcraft III" format, aka "BLP". Currently I use a secondary acceptable format, "TGA" which saves 32 bits per pixel = massive file size.

You try finding a free PNG<->BLP converter for Mac OSX!

Also timing and wording of the very early level travel advice, such as how to get from Darkshore to Duskwood, has been totally revamped.

Plus a ton of other stuff.

Plus some new content too.
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Nobody can resist an adorable Raptor Hatchling pet or the magnificent Netherwing Drake and Long-Forgotten Hippogryph mounts. You'll of course need Dark Soil for The Tillers friendships and a Loose Pebble for your Dog! While fishing you'll wonder if This Scampi Happening? Oh, but it is! Why not Let Minnow about your fishing poles and you surely Cod Do Batter with your fishing achievements. While adventuring, map your way with X and Y coordinates and always go the Hard Yards measuring distance. Have some fun with Yarrr for pirate Tooltips or turn geek with Fibonacci. See all the hidden game asset IDs with Tip or Enumerate your frames. Achievement critters and NPCs receive some Rare Love and keep track of Sunrise & Sunset.
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This is absolutely fantastic. I want to level up again just to see what Tarocalypse says about everything!

Definitely going to be pointing new players to this, especially if they're confused about the storyline.
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v1.02

Improved the engine. From a players' point of view negligible change. From author's point of view a massive change as it allows me to simulate map area, faction, race, level, continent, class.

This removes the risk for me of forgetting to undo a temporary hack to test a dialogue and uploading a fixed player level = 10 for example.

I have bigger plans for this AddOn but needing to beef up the original module (Lore) first.
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Nobody can resist an adorable Raptor Hatchling pet or the magnificent Netherwing Drake and Long-Forgotten Hippogryph mounts. You'll of course need Dark Soil for The Tillers friendships and a Loose Pebble for your Dog! While fishing you'll wonder if This Scampi Happening? Oh, but it is! Why not Let Minnow about your fishing poles and you surely Cod Do Batter with your fishing achievements. While adventuring, map your way with X and Y coordinates and always go the Hard Yards measuring distance. Have some fun with Yarrr for pirate Tooltips or turn geek with Fibonacci. See all the hidden game asset IDs with Tip or Enumerate your frames. Achievement critters and NPCs receive some Rare Love and keep track of Sunrise & Sunset.
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Suggestions!

Serious or light hearted. Up to you. All ideas welcome.
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